Sunday, January 19, 2020

National Archives altered Trump signs in Women's March photo

From The Hill.

The National Archives acknowledged this week that it altered a photograph of the Women's March, which took place the day after President Trump's inauguration in 2017, to blur some signs held by marchers that were critical of the president.

Among the alterations are the blotting out of the word "Trump" in a placard that reads "God Hates Trump" and the blurring of the same word in another sign that reads "Trump & GOP - Hands Off Women." Words on other signs referencing female anatomy were also altered.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

World Press Cartoon 2020 Call for Entries

From World Press Cartoon.

World Press Cartoon announces its 15th edition and invites cartoonists to submit their best work in the gag, editorial and caricature categories.

Please remember that works produced for online publications are now admitted.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Harry and Meghan in Canada

After the Tim Hortons chain offered, on Twitter, free coffee for life to Prince Harry and Meghan if they moved to Canada, Michael deAdder came up with the above cartoon, inspired by the "roll the rim" contest.

Cartoonists Bruce Mackinnon and Vance Rodewalt, for their part, were inspired by a famous SCTV sketch:

Monday, January 13, 2020

Professional Heckler: The Life and Art of Duncan Macpherson

McGill-Queen's University Press will publish, on May 21, a candid biography of Duncan Macpherson, one of the most influential editorial cartoonists in recent Canadian history.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Kevin Necessary Lands a Gig at the Enquirer

From the AAEC website.

On Friday afternoon Ohio cartoonist Kevin Necessary announced on Twitter he had been hired by the Cincinnati Enquirer.

“I’m grateful I’ve had the opportunity over the last several years to create local editorial cartoons in Cincinnati. This city was lucky to have Jim Borgman. I’m going to try to honor his legacy with these weekly cartoons in The Enquirer."

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Is this the future of editorial cartooning?

Some believe that editorial cartoons could be replaced by memes. The problem is that their creators remain anonymous and don't credit the original photographer.

It could therefore be expensive to publish them and risk prosecution for copyright infringement.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

"Chapleau, Profession Cartoonist" at the McCord Museum

From the McCord Museum website.

You will be soon be able to explore the world of Serge Chapleau in the first major retrospective devoted to the creative work of this icon of cartooning.